Cherokee Nation Home Health Services

Cherokee Nation Home Health Services
Seal of the Cherokee Nation

Cherokee Nation Home Health Services, Inc., (CNHHS) is a tribally incorporated, nonprofit home health care agency that is Medicare and Medicaid certified to provide state-licensed home health care services. . It is certified to provide state-licensed home health care services for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

The program started in 1996 when the State of Oklahoma contracted with CNHHS to provide services under two state Medicaid programs:

  • The Home- and Community-Based Services 1915(c) Advantage Care waiver plan
  • The Oklahoma State Personal Care Program


Advantage Care Waiver

For people who need a nursing home level of care, but also can stay at home safely when services are not being performed

CNHHS Medicaide programs

Personal Care Program

For people who need assistance with daily living activities

Services Provided

CNHHS serves an average of 400 Medicaid beneficiaries monthly.
Through Advantage Care, it serves 290 people.
Through Personal Care, it serves 110 people.

Services provided directly

CNHHS Home health aides

Home health aides who assist with daily activities

CNHHS Home-based hospice care

Home-based hospice care (only available through the Advantage Care waiver)

CNHHS Personal care

Personal care, such as help bathing or getting dressed

CNHHS Respite care

Respite support

CNHHS Skilled nursing care

Skilled nursing care

CNHHS Therapies


CNHHS Transportation



Services provided to help patients navigate processes

CNHHS Assessments

Assessments to figure out which services a client needs and is eligible for, with the first assessment done by a state nurse

CNHHS Case managemnet

Case management

CNHHS Medicaid application help

Help completing the Medicaid applications

Medicaid-covered services that CNHHS refers to contracted providers

CNHHS Home modification

Home modification

CNHHS Medical supplies

Medical equipment supplies


Participation is not limited to Cherokee tribal members or Native Americans. About 70% of the people who receive services through CNHHS are Cherokee citizens.

To receive services through CNHHS, both state Medicaid programs require that a person:

  • Be a Medicaid beneficiary
  • Live within the service area, which includes 16 zip codes in and around Cherokee County in Oklahoma
  • Meet the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Medicaid guidelines
  • Be age 55+
  • Meet certain income and medical requirements


A pie chart shows Medicaid and Medicare as the main funding sources for CNHHS. The Veterans Administration, private insurance, and patient out-of-pocket payments are shown as other payers.

*When clients pay out-of-pocket, rates are slightly lower than they would be for Medicaid.




Page Last Modified:
09/06/2023 04:57 PM